The US Food and Drug Administration today issued a draft guidance on labeling of live microbial ingredients (probiotics) as colony forming units (CFUs) in addition to weight, as is currently specified in the regulations.
Growing consumer numbers are driving the global sales of weight management products in response to soaring overweight and obesity rates as meal replacement powders or bars find an audience eager to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Dietary supplementation with the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium breve B-3 may help reduce body fat levels in healthy pre-obese adults, according to a new study from Japan’s Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
Latvia has published a draft regulation concerning plants, plant parts and other substances for consumer use, as it seeks to clarify how firms can use these ingredients in food supplements, tea, syrup, and other products.
Delivery systems for probiotic supplements will determine probiotic storage, release time and viability through the body, according to recent research with these systems' ability largely determining product success.